Saturday, 12 July 2014

Girlie pink birthday


Shoes, flowers and butterflies for a girlie birthday. Background paper is actually kraft wrapping paper. The foiled image was rescued from an M & S gift card.


This is for:

Paperminutes 329: pimp it up, baby - repurposing, recycling from the M & S gift card
Eclectic ellapu: girly birthday with butterfly
The paper shelter 166: birthday card with sentiment
The sisterhood of crafters: birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes/stars and/or stripes
Emerald faeries 57: hip hip hooray birthday
My mums craft shop 19: summer or bright colours
Take a word: butterflies
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Better late than never ...


... I hope!

I hope the girls at Christmas Card Club will forgive me that I am nearly two weeks late with my card for Maureen's 'angels' challenge. I am so sorry, but a combination of being away from home and then coming back unwell has meant I've got behind with some things and am still playing catch up.

I've made a clean and simple card (hope that doesn't sound as if I took the easy route because it wasn't that simple to actually achieve).  I used one of my favourite Inkadinkado angel stamps and the lovely Hampton Art 'thoughts and prayers' sentiment stamp, inking both of them with versamark and heat embossing with sterling silver powder (I can't find my detail silver powder - it isn't in the place where it should be, which I don't understand).

I based the card on the sketch for Atlantic hearts sketch challenge 63:

 I thought the card looked a little too plain and stark with just the angel and the sentiment, so I added some very quick faux stitching doodled roughly with a versamark pen, which I then heat embossed with the sterling silver.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Timbro scrap mania 98: Christmas in July
Sweet stampin: Christmas in July
Divas by design: things with wings
Just inspirational July: stitching real or faux
Sunday stamper 315: use a greeting
Sweet stamps 177: gold and/or silver
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
Scrappy hands 16: using stamps
Fantasy stampers 14: clean and simple
CAS on Sunday 37: one layer wonder
Flat friends 22: 1 layer cards
Sparkle n sprinkle July: anything goes (with embossing powder)
Treasured times 20: anything goes
Red rubber inspirationals 128: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

CHNC challenge 185: 'glam it up'


This is my card for my CHNC challenge 185: 'glam it up' - use sparkle, glitter, bling, shine ... anything to 'glam up' your Christmas creation - please click on the link, see what the challenge is all about ... and join in if you can, I'd love to see you there.

I've used some of my favourite Christmas papers - My Mind's Eye 'lost and found' Christmas - these are wonderfully glittered and textured - and they are so versatile as they are double sided. The 3D stickers are Express Yourself DIY - and these are equally 'glammed up'.

Colours and sparkle for Dazzling divas 33:



This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
My perfect life festive 48 week 26
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - all supplies are at least a year old
Shopping our stash bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
Nutcrafters 72: Christmas in July
Simply create too 65: Christmas in July
Hobbybook: Christmas in July
Polka doodles 28: add a twinkle - Christmas
Left of center 36: sparkle
Eclectic ellapu: furry friends
As you like it: do you prefer images of animals or people & why - can't resist animals when they are as cute as this
Pink gem 123: animals
Great impressions July: animal friends
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
My craft creations: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Penny's 185: anything goes
Crafty girls 22: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 133: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes
DL.ART July anything goes

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 37: anything goes


This is my design card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 37, which is 'anything goes' - please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the team and join in with your entries.

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps Beautiful Blocks 'thank you', colouring with spectrum noir pens and mounting on to a piece of matt silver card embossed using Embossalicious 'harlequin diamond' folder with my eBosser, mounted on to a DL card blank. I've added some flowers from Hobbycraft.


This is also for:

Everybody art 286: monochrome
Pile it on 27: add some flowers
Crafty catz 239: flowers
AnMaCreatief 34: flowers
Crafters corner July: flowers
DL.ART thankful Thursday 136: thank you
Take a word: butterflies
LiaStampz 68: no patterned paper
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
Creative fingers 43: anything goes
Paper makeup digi make over 148: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Penny's 185: anything goes
Crafty girls 22: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes

Completely Christmas 20: anything goes


This is my design card for Completely Christmas 20: anything goes - this is sponsored by Di's digi downloads. Please click on the challenge link to join in and also to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team.

For my card I've ued the pre-coloured Di's digi downloads 'Holly Christmas tree', using various offcuts of Hunkydory card with a sentiment from Craftwork cards.


This is also for:

The 12 months of Christmas card link up
Crafty boots: Christmas in July
Fitztown 43: pick a holiday - Christmas!
Dare to be sassy Thursdays 237: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: shopping our stash - all supplies, including the digi, are at least a year old
Shopping our stash bonus challenge with Jingle Belles
Hobbybook: Christmas in July
As you like it: do you prefer images of animals or people & why - I can't resist both together
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Deep ocean 81: add a sentiment
Fussy & fancy 118: it's all about girls
Moving along with the times: girls just wanna have fun
Corrosive 203: forever young
Fairytale 95: for/with children
We do doobadoo 10: spotty and dotty
DRS 130: big chill - cold theme
Cutie pie 73: use a cute digi
Creative fingers 43: anything goes
Paper makeup digi make over 148: anything goes
My craft creations: anything goes
Penny's 185: anything goes
Crafty girls 22: anything goes
PumpkinSpice 78: anything goes
Sister act 65
Crafting by designs July: anything goes
Just keep on crafting July: anything goes